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Gays Face Battles With 2008 Congress

Congress returns from their holiday break over the next week with three major pieces of pro-gay legislation still to be resolved: the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act, and the bill that ripped apart LGBT and progressive groups - the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

With so many issues facing this session of Congress (the election, the war with Iraq, the banking crisis, oil prices, etc), it will be hard for LGBT activists to get the full attention of the Democratic majority in both chambers.

What's ahead (links go to previous posts here on JMG) :
Sigh. It's going to be a long year. The upside is that all of the above legislation would signed into law by a Democratic president, should we get one.

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